Etihad to help promote Thai tourism

Etihad Airways has agreed to promote tourism to Thailand as part of a major new marketing deal.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline penned a US$1.25 million agreement with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) this week, to promote the country in key international markets. These include the UAE, UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, South Africa, Iran and Kuwait.
The agreement was signed by Etihad’s senior vice president of marketing, Shane O’Hare, and …
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Thailand eyes Middle East to hit 28m tourists

Thailand has recorded a surge in visitor arrivals, with the Middle East market contributing a fair share of the total number of visitors to the country.
Thailand eyes Middle East to hit 28m tourists
According to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Thailand welcomed approximately 650,000 Middle Eastern visitors in 2014, with more than 150,000 visitors from the UAE; 78,000 from Oman; and 62,000 from Kuwait. The target of Middle Eastern tourists in 2015 …
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Rouble trouble to slash Russian arrivals to Thailand by up to 65%

RUSSIAN arrivals to Thailand could plummet by up to 65 per cent this year as a result of Russia’s political and economic crisis compounded by the collapse of the rouble at the end of last year, said a major inbound operator.
Kubilay Atac, general manager of Pegas Touristik Thailand, said arrivals halved at the end of 2014 and will likely slide further to 65 per cent.
While Atac had predicted the crisis, the devaluation …
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Thailand ranked as one of world’s best places to retire to in 2015

Thailand is celebrating the New Year with good news. The country has just been listed as one of the world’s 25 best places to retire to in 2015 by International Living, a North American-based magazine for retirees.
International Living’s latest Annual Global Retirement Index released on 1 January, 2015, listed Thailand at number 10 with a total score of 84.6. The report combined several real-world insights about buying and renting, benefits and discounts, …
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Thai tourism recovery continues in November 2014

The November arrivals are a clear indicator that a recovery is underway and has brought back the confidence of international tourists to visit Thailand again. Preliminary figures of daily visitor arrivals in December at international airports are also showing a steady upturn in the last month of 2014.
The number of the international visitor arrivals has continuously risen for the second month. Visitor arrivals to Thailand in November totalled 2,438,301, a growth of …
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Thailand Elite partners with Phuket International Boat Show to attract high net worth individuals to Thailand

Organisers of the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), held 8th to 11th January 2015 at Royal Phuket Marina, confirm a strategic partnership with Thailand Elite, the world’s first country membership programme, to showcase Phuket and Thailand’s yachting lifestyle to Thailand Elite members and provide a marketing and networking platform showcasing Thailand Elite to the growing number of Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) and High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) that have holiday homes in Phuket and will be visiting the …
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